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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 14, 2015, 16:50 Krovven
 
I picked up Metro Redux Bundle and happy I did. I never did finish Metro 2033 because of several factors, ran like crap and was jittery, lighting was horrible and made it hard to see anything, animations were often jarring, etc.

I played through almost half of 2033 just last night and I didn't want to stop. Sun had already been up an hour when I forced myself to turn it off and goto bed.

Find a comparison video to see the differences.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2015, 01:58 Krovven
 
A few years ago I bought a multi tool that I just keep in the driver use door panel. Mainly bought it because I had moved to an area with a lot of water with narrow dark roads. Has a tip for breaking glass, a cutter for cutting the seat belt and a flashlight and strobe. $10  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
35. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 12, 2015, 07:16 Krovven
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 06:42:
Krovven wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 06:29:

Except, nobody is going to see it that way even if you were right about the prices.

The bundles are entered as separate products in Steam which allows them to set a higher price point and therefore not illegal.

Actually Bestbuy here in Canada were slapped with a fine a few years ago for doing exactly that. It was bundling extras into other things, just like this. There have also been clothing stores that did the same thing, and were slapped with fines for doing it.

As for where I got it? Those would have been the prices that I saw previous to pre-post summer sale. I'm also in Canada.

Yet, I'm telling you, your "pre-post summer sale" prices are wrong It was never $59.99 in Canada on Steam. Never. You also said it was now $79.99, which you just pulled out of your ass as it doesn't exist. Nothing on Steam for GTA in Canada is listed at that price.

From my Steam email receipt purchased January 16, 2015:

Grand Theft Auto V Pre-Purchase (Tier 1) 69.99 CAD

Which I'll state again, makes your argument pointless as the sale prices are still below retail and the price was never raised to begin with.

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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
33. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2015, 06:29 Krovven
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 04:11:
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 04:01:
It's illegal to give away free stuff in Canada? That seems to contradict some of the things I've heard.
The price previously was $59.99, the price was raised to $79.99, then it was stated that "free items" were given away at the higher price, with the discounted price being exactly the same as the previous list price. This falls under materially false, and misleading representation of the sale price. Thus illegal, under canadian law.

Except, nobody is going to see it that way even if you were right about the prices.

The bundles are entered as separate products in Steam which allows them to set a higher price point and therefore not illegal.

But none of that matters because you aren't correct about the original price anyways. The price was not $59.99, it was and has always been $69.99 on Steam for Canadians. I would know, that's what I paid to preorder. The price for the stand-alone game is still $69.99 right now. Not sure where you are getting the $79.99 number from as all of the bundles are $90-$96 regular price.

All of the bundle sale prices fall below that $69.99 at $67.48, $67.88 and $68.98. So no matter how you look at it, the game is on sale (as long as you buy it in one of the bundles).

As for the bundles, all they are really doing is offering up bundles equaling roughly the same value as the original pre-order. It's not much of a deal, but better than has been offered since release if you didn't pre-order.

 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
8. Re: Morning Screenshots Jun 12, 2015, 02:28 Krovven
 
harlock wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 17:53:
its too bad the stargate ip vanished down the rabbit hole

It hasn't vanished. They are working on a new movie right now. Emmerich is directing and rebooting his own IP.

Last I heard, the writers of Independence Day 2 were on tap to write Stargate too.

 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
20. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 11, 2015, 23:17 Krovven
 
ViRGE wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 22:50:
The fact that we only have 15 posts so far is really indicative of the mood on the summer sale. Enthusiasm for this year's sale is way, way down.

Well, most games even with the "daily deal discount" have been cheaper even in recent weeks. This has been a pattern in recent Steam sales, where many of the bigger games don't match their previous lowest sale point (or go lower). Seems they are banking of people just seeing "sale" and spending without checking price history.

 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews Jun 9, 2015, 21:22 Krovven
 
I'm really enjoying World of Warships. The only thing he mentions that I don't agree with is the Draws. I've only had 2.

I suggest watching some gameplay vids to see if it's your cup of tea.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
40. removed Jun 8, 2015, 17:16 Krovven
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Jun 8, 2015, 15:35 Krovven
 
descender wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 15:09:
You just can't make a post without an unnecessary insult can you Krovven. So sad.

Whether the last game developed for x360 or ps3 is today or next year it doesn't matter, there will be an end of line as I said and that end is near.

I didn't send you a memo about plugging in your old consoles because it isn't really relevant. The life of your old purchases are directly tied to the life of the hardware of that console. What do you do when that old console stops working? None of your games work anymore or you have to buy another (likely used) console to play them. You find that to be an acceptable alternative to having your entire Steam library available to run on any PC forever? Re-buying old hardware or keeping 5 defunct consoles plugged in to your TV is the way you want to access these games?

Pot meet kettle.

No shit sherlock, that's what I said. It's the tail end of the generation. However, you stated that there were no new games coming for the consoles. That's just flat out 100% incorrect. A lie to support your argument, one which I agree with, but you make stupid fucking statements that negate yourself.

Your arguments about a console stopping working has ZERO relevance, as computers can stop working just as easily. If someone's old console does fail, they can replace it for a fraction of the cost of what it costs to replace most computer parts, nevermind a whole computer. Old consoles are CHEAP.

No you library is not going to work on any PC forever. Where the fuck have you been? The last several years has seen a massive push to re-release old PC games updated to work on new hardware. Why? Because the installers no longer worked on new systems, or the games simply wouldn't run properly on new systems.

Consoles however, you can take any cartridge or disc based game and use them on any functioning console that it was made for. To do the same on the PC usually requires some tinkering to get older games to work or keeping legacy PC's hanging around for that purpose. That a huge waste of space and time consuming for most people.

I'm all for praising PC's where it's due, as well as consoles. Your arguments however are very misguided.

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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer
12. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer Jun 8, 2015, 15:22 Krovven
 
LittleMe wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 15:04:
Protip: If you have SLI, I've found that dedicating the 2nd GPU to the physx effects gives better and more consistent performance.

edit: for Witcher 3, disable HairworksAA and it performs great. It was a poor implementation.

Works fine and is less than a 5-10fps hit after a few patches. Key is to change the HairworksAA in the config file to 4 instead of 8. Why this isn't a menu option, I don't know.

Anything with hair that doesn't use it (which is everything else) is very jarring to me. ie: Fallout 4 trailer.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Jun 8, 2015, 14:38 Krovven
 
descender wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 13:04:
None of those counter-arguments make any sense.

It doesn't matter how many games there are for PS3 or XB360, they aren't making any new ones and they aren't updating that library anymore. Both of their game libraries are now now stale. If you want new xbox/PS games you have to buy a new console and lose compatibility with all of your old game purchases.

I guess I should have added that one in there, which one of these consoles won't cut you off from your library and make you repurchase new versions of the games you already paid for when updated hardware is released? Steambox.

3rd party games meaning, games not natively supported by the system. Xbox and PS absolutely do not let you install anything that is not an xbox or a ps game. SteamBox can have games installed on it not specifically supported by SteamOS.

Upgrading? You are still talking about upgrading a defunct console that no new games will be developed for within the next few months... so who cares if you can increase the hard drive size, you can't upgrade it to increase the performance in any way whatsoever.


Good try though? I don't know... not really. There are shortcomings to the SteamOS/SteamBox but none of the real ones are actually listed in this article.

Seems to be stupid post day for descender.

New games are still being released for the PS3/360, no the libraries are not stale. Has it slowed down? Of course, it's the tail end of a generation.

I'm sorry but I must have lost the memo that stated that old games stop working on old consoles when the new generation gets released. Hasn't happened and isn't happening.

Games that do get "shut down" are no less common on PC than they are on consoles and has nothing to do with the consoles themselves.

Long story short, the article is dumb and wrong on most accounts.
You can install Windows on the Steambox. SteamOS at this stage is to make them functional without having to pay MS a license.

 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer
7. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer Jun 8, 2015, 14:26 Krovven
 
Can't believe I'm going to agree with CJ. PC gamers generally want to push the graphical envelope not sit on the status quo.

And if you can't run it, turn it off. Don't cry about it. Are you that dumb?

Graphical features...they get added in 1 generation of video cards and don't run well. The next generation, they are expected and the hardware improved. PhysX used to be a huge hit to fps...now, it's minor.

People went out and grabbed 970's en-masse recently because the price came down to an affordable level. If they were doing it for the reasons that you claim, then they would just get the 980.

The interactive fog looks freaking awesome.

 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Launches GTX 980ti; New Drivers; & GSYNC Features
58. Re: NVIDIA Launches GTX 980ti; New Drivers; & GSYNC Features Jun 6, 2015, 01:26 Krovven
 
Edit: Honestly, just not worth the effort.

 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
29. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched Jun 6, 2015, 01:22 Krovven
 
Darks wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 01:01:
Krovven wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 18:14:
Darks wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 17:13:
descender wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 16:11:
Deploys the Bovine Defense Force Initiative.

THIS is how you patch an exploit... lol

I wonder where people are missing money along the way, there seems to be people with tons of it or none at all. Maybe just selling to all the wrong vendors? I haven't had any troubles with cash.

Ill tell you how I would exploit their non exploit. I would load up my trusty little trainer. activate god mode and insta kill. Bye bye, exploit monster. Laugh

Couldn't you just load up the trainer and give yourself more gold and then you wouldn't need to farm cows?


Yea, I could if I wanted to cheat.

What other assumption would there be from your statement? Loading up a trainer to activate god mode to kill the mob isn't cheating?

 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
13. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched Jun 5, 2015, 18:14 Krovven
 
Darks wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 17:13:
descender wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 16:11:
Deploys the Bovine Defense Force Initiative.

THIS is how you patch an exploit... lol

I wonder where people are missing money along the way, there seems to be people with tons of it or none at all. Maybe just selling to all the wrong vendors? I haven't had any troubles with cash.

Ill tell you how I would exploit their non exploit. I would load up my trusty little trainer. activate god mode and insta kill. Bye bye, exploit monster. Laugh

Couldn't you just load up the trainer and give yourself more gold and then you wouldn't need to farm cows?

 
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News Comments > DayZ Downturn
21. Re: DayZ Downturn Jun 5, 2015, 17:01 Krovven
 
AndyM22 wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 11:20:
Not sure why the joke is on the players. I paid $30 and played the game over 500 hours, met people, made friendships, had intense gaming moments...not sure what more you can ask for from a game.

How about a completed non-buggy game?

The writing has been on the wall for a long time. Many of us could see it back in Dec 2013 and didn't buy into what they were pitching.
There weren't even zombies in this zombie apocalypse game for a long time. Then the creator of DayZ announces he is leaving.

You gave them money for an incomplete game that was a step down from the mod. A game that is still nowhere near completion and probably never will be completed. Congrats to you for spending $30 and spending 500 hours playing a game that will never be complete and supporting a business model that does nothing other than take advantage of the dumb-dumb consumer.

 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
7. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched Jun 5, 2015, 16:49 Krovven
 
Retired wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 16:10:
Frijoles wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 16:07:
Darks wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 16:03:
Nice patch, but I don't understand why they reduced the amount of coin that chest and creatures give. Its hard enough getting Coin in this game without them making it even harder now.

Yeah, I'm already broke as is from having to repair my gear all the time.

I hoard everything and sell crap gear instead of breaking it down. Are you guys breaking everything down?

Things cost more in the harder difficulties.

There were several gold exploits (based on the patch notes alone). I knew about the Pearls but I didn't know about the Cow's. I hadn't done either.

I've been kinda holding off for patches and more of the dlc to release. So many other games to play right now.

 
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News Comments > Steam Machine Preorders
25. Re: Steam Machine Preorders Jun 4, 2015, 20:45 Krovven
 
I'll be getting a Steam Controller for sure, it's just a matter of when. I'm not keen on ordering from EB Canada to get it early, but we'll see.

Edit: From what I can tell on their website, the pre-order is pickup only? Not going to go through and make an account to see if they ever give me the option for shipping.



 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
116. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jun 4, 2015, 18:46 Krovven
 
Vall Forran wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 18:02:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 17:03:
Didn't some mod add ambient occlusion for Skyrim? I remember trying and then turning it off because it slowed things down enough to be annoying. My video card is kind of old though.

What I want out of Fallout 4 is:

Stuttering fix
64bit exe that can use maximum RAM available
Mod support, of course
FO:NV style "hard core" option

That about covers it. If there are a lot of graphic options I can't turn on or if my card just isn't good enough anymore I will totally upgrade it for Fallout 4. I'm going to wait and see how performance is first though.


I'm sorry, but ambient occlusion is fucking expensive. What you *perceive* as AO, is actually just baked into the textures. AO is pretty much the last thing you do with a finished environment, so (pre-alpha) fuck off with that noise.

That isn't true and hasn't been for a very long time.

 
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News Comments > Steam Machine Preorders
22. Re: Steam Machine Preorders Jun 4, 2015, 17:04 Krovven
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 15:16:
{PH}88fingers wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 14:59:
saluk wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 14:40:
Definitely picking up the controller. My pc is already hooked up to an hdtv so... no real benefit there.

449 is pretty good. Less than half what my friend paid for his mac that he bought to "get into pc gaming".

What kind of "friend" are you ?

PC gaming on a mac. HAHAHAHAHAHH!!! Someone's friend was trolling him.

Not that I'd ever recommend a Mac for a gamer, but it's no longer the year 2000. There are over 1900 Mac games on Steam and many newer AAA games.

This day and age, the only reason for games to not be on Mac are because the Publisher/Developer didn't want to support them.

 
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